Things to Do around Westwood this Weekend: Friday, Aug 5 - Sunday, Aug 7, 2022

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Fun doesn't have to exclude doing some good in the community this weekend!  

University Station hosts a blood drive on Saturday and Animal Rescue League of Boston hosts a food drive for pets in its Dedham location. Donate to one or both, and give yourself a pat on the back, knowing that you have made someone's life a little better!

Then comes the fun. . . Families with young children can attend a balloon show at Shalom Corner on Friday.  Shoppers will delight at an outdoor pop-up market at Norwood Space Center on Saturday.  Or enjoy a reason to get dressed up by taking a blast to the past at the Crane Estate's Roaring Twenties party on Sunday. For more, read on!

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Jungle Jim - Fri Aug 5 9:00 am

Shalom Corner Early Learning Center

In a second installment of Shalom Corner's Summer Special Events, the community is invited to an energy driven, family-focused balloon show that will leave the audience delighted and inspired. Rain or shine. Donations are appreciated.  [more details]


Food Drive for Keep Pets S.A.F.E. - Fri Aug 5 1:00 pm

Animal Rescue League of Boston

Unopened, unexpired, dry or wet cat and dog food is being collected in a cat and dog food drive to help qualified families and their pets who need assistance, especially with the pressures of inflation and the pandemic. Keep Pets S.A.F.E. (Supporting Animals Facing Emergencies) also has an Amazon Wish List and Chewy Wish List. [more details]


American Red Cross August Blood Donation Drives at University Station - Sat Aug 6 9:00 am

University Station

Register to give blood at an American Red Cross Blood Drive. The drive will be located inside the space next to Ulta Beauty and is by appointment only. [more details]


Westwood Community Trails Hike - Noanet Pond Loop - Sat Aug 6 10:00 am

Westwood Community Trails

Join Westwood Community Trails for a 3 mile hike of the Noanet Pond Loop in Westwood. 
No registration is necessary - just show up!  [more details]


Spotlight Saturday Outdoor Pop Up Market - Sat Aug 6 11:00 am

Norwood Space Center

Over 30 vendors will be selling vintage, handmade goods, art, fashion, collectibles and more at this outdoor pop up market, hosted by Salvage Angel. [more details]


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100 Thousand Poets for Change at Bellforge - Sat Aug 6 12:00 pm

Bellforge Arts Center

Under the theme, “Change to Heal, Heal to Change” Bellforge Arts Center hosts storytelling and poetry that centers on the ways  that change affects people.  Change can include personal, social, awakening or other change.  

Attendees may bring a picnic, blanket, and/or lawn chair.  [more details]


Food Drive for Keep Pets S.A.F.E. - Sat Aug 6 1:00 pm

Animal Rescue League of Boston

Unopened, unexpired, dry or wet cat and dog food is being collected in a cat and dog food drive to help qualified families and their pets who need assistance, especially with the pressures of inflation and the pandemic. Keep Pets S.A.F.E. (Supporting Animals Facing Emergencies) also has an Amazon Wish List and Chewy Wish List. [more details]


Out of the Park - Sun Aug 7 12:30 pm

Boston Common

Have a taste of the Fenway experience by watching the Boston Red Sox play the Kansas City Royals on a 16 x 30 foot video screen on the Common! NESN will be hosting its pregame show live from Boston Common, and there will be giveaways, free food and entertainment and family-friendly activities. [more details]


Food Drive for Keep Pets S.A.F.E. - Sun Aug 7 1:00 pm

Animal Rescue League of Boston

Unopened, unexpired, dry or wet cat and dog food is being collected in a cat and dog food drive to help qualified families and their pets who need assistance, especially with the pressures of inflation and the pandemic. Keep Pets S.A.F.E. (Supporting Animals Facing Emergencies) also has an Amazon Wish List and Chewy Wish List. [more details]


Roaring Twenties Lawn Party - Sun Aug 7 3:00 pm

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Dress in vintage attire of the Roaring Twenties while you:
listen to 1920s jazz, take a mansion tour and a walk in formal gardens, march in a suffragette parade, take a dance lesson,have afternoon tea in the Italian Garden, and/or drink at the Bootlegger's Garden.  [more details]


Concerts on the Common - Sun Aug 7 6:00 pm

Norwood Town Common 

 Norwood hosts live, "old-fashioned" music on the Town Common. 

Listen to marches, swing, and jazz outdoors with your friends, family, and neighbors. This Sunday's performance will be Portrait in Jazz. [more details]



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